Undergraduate Asian American Studies
2018 Fall Term
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HMONG AMERICANS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (DV)(GE)
Asian American Studies 308
This course focuses on the history, culture, and contemporary life of Hmong Americans. In addition to exploring their origins and history in China and Southeast Asia, this course investigates the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality have shaped the social, cultural, economic, and political transformations in the Hmong communities since their immigration to America after the Vietnam War.
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)
Asian American Studies 335
This course examines the rich and varied literatures produced by U.S. writers of Asian descent. It considers the complex ways in which 1) history, 2) socioeconomic structures, 3) group and individual experiences, 4) cultural values and traditions, and 5) collisions and collaborations with other cultural groups in the U.S. come together to (re)shape Asian American identity and literary contributions.